11 Days / 10 Nights
Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife including elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them. A visit to this area guarantees close encounters with an array of African wildlife. Visitors can look forward to some exciting activities such as: driving along the game-dotted river banks in a 4WD; cruising along the river in a motorboat, spotting rare birdlife and for a unique, luxury safari experience, hire a houseboat.
Savuti, also known as Savute lies in the heart of Botswana’s beautiful Chobe National Park. This dynamic wilderness is a sweeping expanse of savannah brooded over by several rocky outcrops which guard a relic marsh and the dry channel that was once its lifeline. The Savute goes through wet and dry cycles, where wild dogs hunt in the dry river channel where crocodiles swam only twenty years ago. Visitors to this spectacular area can spot abundant wildlife including: a variety of birds, elephants, antelope, lion prides, black-backed jackal, bat-eared foxes, tsessebe, kudu, hyena, cheetah Cape buffalo herds, and thousands of migrating zebra and wildebeest.
Situated in the northwestern corner of Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site as it is the largest inland delta in the world. The magnificent Okavango River sprawls out over the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert forming this flourishing waterlogged oasis featuring countless meandering waterways and crystal clear lagoons studded with water lilies, as well as fertile floodplains and reeded islands inhabited with abundant wildlife. The Okavango Delta stretches over 15000 square kilometres. Visitors can enjoy a number of wonderful activities such as game viewing, fishing, bird watching or taking an authentic guided Mokoro excursion through this wetland paradise in a traditional dugout canoe. Commonly spotted animals include: lion, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippos, elephants, crocodiles and countless species of bird.
Set in the heart of the dry savanna of northeastern Botswana, the Makgadikgadi Pan is the world’s largest network of salt pans stretching over 3900 square kilometres and formed on the bed of the ancient Makgadikgadi Lake that began evaporating aeons ago. Visiting Makgadikgadi is a unique salt desert experience: in the dry season, this vast expanse of sun-baked salt glistens in the light and when the rains come, the pan is home to a cornucopia of flamingos and other waterbirds, as well as one of Africa’s biggest zebra populations, whose annual migration is a wonder to behold. Visitors can immerse themselves in the stark beauty of this incredible landscape, spot a host of wildlife and enjoy a number of activities including horse riding safaris, game drives, and excellent birdwatching. Other highlights include: quad biking across the vast expanse of dry salt pans or jumping in a helicopter and viewing countless flamingo flocks creating a magnificent pink spectacle dotting the landscape.
Upon arrival at Kasane Airport, you will make your way to the arrival hall. From here you and your fellow guests will be driven to Chobe Chilwero Lodge. Soak up the experience during your 2-night stay at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero in a Suite with ensuite bathroom.
Situated in the strikingly beautiful Kasane Forest Reserve, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a sumptuous safari haven that promises spectacular game viewing opportunities and a selection of stunning suites. Guests can unwind in one of the air-conditioned, thatched suites, which offer guests creature comforts such as an ensuite bathroom with an alfresco shower, veranda, and private garden. In addition, the honeymoon suite at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero features a private plunge pool and deck area, as well as a private vehicle and guide for all game viewing activities.
The lodge’s restaurant serves delectable gourmet meals that skilfully blend Western and African ingredients — dishes are accompanied by a vintage wine from the well-stocked cellar. Guests can also relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind with a pampering session in the spa or enjoy one of the library’s books in the cozy sitting room.
Adventures include game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, safari, and sundowner cruises on the river and day trips to Victoria Falls.
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT SANCTUARY CHOBE CHILWERO
Take an evening cruise on the Chobe River and marvel at the spectacular sunsets.
Ask about the oh-so soothing Soul of Africa Conditioning body massage!
After breakfast, you will be transferred from Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge with fellow guests to Kasane Airport for your Scheduled Charter flight to Savute Airstrip. The area is home to the unpredictable and mystical Savute channel. (Approximately 40 minutes). Discover the mysterious Savute Channel during your 2-night stay at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge in a Luxury Tent with ensuite bathroom
Situated on the banks of the Savute Channel in the heart of the world-famous Chobe National Park, Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge offers a magnificent bird-eye view of elephants in their natural habitat. Belmond Savute Elephant Camp consists of spacious tents situated on raised wooden decks under thatch with ensuite bathrooms, dressing areas, and his and hers vanity units.
The tents also feature private viewing decks and outdoor sitting rooms with hammocks and a ceiling fan. Personal bars, hairdryers, private outdoor showers, four-poster beds complete with mosquito netting, in-room safes, as well as airconditioning add to guest delight. The camp also boasts an inviting swimming pool. WHAT
WE LOVE ABOUT BELMOND SAVUTE ELEPHANT LODGE
Keep your camera on hand to capture shots of a pride of lions that often frequents the camp.
See the ancient San rock paintings.
Order your favorite sundowner and unwind on the deck overlooking the Savute Channel — often visited by herds of elephant
Enjoy a short game drive to Savute airstrip for your scheduled Charter Flight to Xaranna airstrip. The area offers an exclusive experience to discover the wonder and magic of this extraordinary ecosystem (Approximately 40 minutes). Put your feet up during your 3-night stay at andBeyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp in a Safari Tent with an indoor bathtub and alfresco shower, sala, and private plunge pool.
Perfectly positioned within an exclusive 25 000 hectare wilderness concession, andBeyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp boasts breathtaking views out over a permanent channel of the Okavango Delta. The overall atmosphere of the Camp is cool, light, and airy, in keeping with its gentle geographic location on the Delta. The nine sleek ensuite safari tents are organic in design with a combination of canvas and bleached timber, delicately decorated in shades of fatigue (khaki), and soft lily pink.
Each tent boasts a romantic sala, private plunge pool, indoor bathtub, and alfresco shower. The guest areas are all positioned carefully to maximize the sweeping views out across the channels. The intimate guest sitting area boasts a spacious reading area, perfect for afternoon relaxation. The elevated dining area features shady verandas with mesmerizing views leading out onto an open-air boma, where exotic candlelit dinners are served under the stars. A fully-stocked Safari Shop offers chic safari gear, African art, and jewelry.
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT ANDBEYOND XARANNA OKAVANGO DELTA CAMP
Staying at Xaranna Okavango delta camp will afford you a chance to experience a breathtaking mokoro ride which is normally concluded by a wet leg drink stop in the middle of the delta. (Seasonal - dependent on water levels)
Have a picnic lunch delivered to your suite and enjoy it whilst sitting on the top step of your private plunge pool.
Venture to the end of the jetty to gaze at the magnificent star-studded sky skies, and ask your guide for a fascinating stargazing session.
Add some creamy Amarula to your porridge to kick start your morning. In chilly winter months relish homemade porridge around the roaring fire and watch the blazing sunrise.
Indulge in a deeply relaxing massage next to your glimmering private pool at your sala.
Embark on a fascinating tour of the solar power plant, and learn about our cutting edge technology in the middle of the Delta.
Take to the skies on a scenic helicopter flight, arguably one of the best ways to see the Delta from a different perspective.
Enjoy a game drive to Xaranna Airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to Maun International Airport. Savor the views of the sparkling lagoons and palm tree islands as you fly over this water wonderland for one last time (Approximately 25 minutes). Upon arrival at Maun International Airport you will be assisted to your scheduled charter flight to Tsigaro Airstrip in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, then a game drive transfer to Jack’s Camp. Explore the Makgadikgadi Pans during your 3-night stay at Jack's Camp in a Tent with an ensuite bathroom
The charming Jack’s Camp is surrounded by the vast and pristine landscapes of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Reminiscent of a traditional East African, 1940s safari camp, this spectacular retreat offers seven twin and three double canvas tents, all of which are spacious, stylish, and embellished in textiles from India. Each tent features a lovely ensuite bathroom, with an indoor and alfresco shower, and a private veranda.
Enjoy the warmth of the wood-burning Morso stove, the coolness of the overhead bed cooling system, and beautiful natural history cabinets. Relax on your private veranda overlooking the Makgadikgadi that includes a sparkling plunge pool, a glorious respite from the heat. Be spoilt for choice with the best in comfort food, and as you dine enjoy overlooking the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Kalahari. Sit back and relax in the iconic, nomadic Persian tea tent.
Fascinating natural history cabinets, drinks chest, and antique pool table are available for your pleasure in the new larger mess tent. Soak in the sun on the spacious sun deck and make a splash in the swimming pool. Lose yourself in a good book in the comfortable sitting room and browse the variety of titles in the African-themed library. Treat yourself to wellness therapies in the dedicated spa tent, and peruse the shop brimming with treasures. Adventures on offer are morning walks and game drives, quad biking to the Makgadikgadi Pan (a relic of one of the world’s largest super lakes), and interactions with Bushmen.
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT JACK'S CAMP
Have some fun as you get up close and personal with playful meerkats on the Meerkat Adventure
Spending time walking and interacting with a group of Zu/’hoasi Bushmen gaining insight into their ancient culture
Quad biking across the lunar expanse of the pans (dry season only)
Experiencing the spectacular migration of zebra and wildebeest – the second biggest in Africa and the last remaining in Southern Africa (wet season only)
After breakfast enjoy a game drive to Tsigaro Airstrip for your scheduled charter flight back to Maun International Airport for your onward arrangements.